64th National Awards: Akshay wins Best Actor, Surabhi bags Best Actress

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Published Apr 7, 2017, 12:15 pm IST
Updated Apr 7, 2017, 4:29 pm IST
The process to choose the best from Indian cinema began on March 16 and the winners were announced today.
Rajesh Mapuskar wins Best Director for Marathi film Ventilator.
 Rajesh Mapuskar wins Best Director for Marathi film Ventilator.

Mumbai: The much-awaited winners' list of the 64th National Film Awards was announced on Friday. Sonam Kapoor-starrer 'Neerja', which was directed by Ram Madhvani, bagged the Best Hindi Feature Film award. Akshay Kumar won the Best Actor award for his performance in 'Rustom' whereas Surabhi Lakshmi bagged the Best Actress award for her film ‘Minnaminungu’.

Over 300 films vied for the top spot this year. The process to choose the best from Indian cinema began in March and the winners were announced today. Filmmaker Priyadarshan was the chairperson of the jury in feature films category, while nationally acclaimed cinematographer and writer Raju Misra was the chairperson in non-feature category.

 

There were 344 feature films in 26 languages from which the awards were chosen this year.

Here's the complete list:

Best Actor: Akhay Kumar (Rustom and Airlift)

Best Actress: Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu)

Best Direction: Rajesh Mapuskar (Ventilator)

Best Supporting Actress: Zaira Wasim (Dangal)

Best Supporting Actor: Manoj Joshi (Dashakriya)

Best Film On Social Issue: Pink

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Sathamanam Bhavathi

Best Stunt Choreography: Peter Hein (Pulimurugan)

Best Children’s Film: Dhanak (Hindi)

Best Child Artist: Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children)

Best Male Playback Singer: Sundara Iyer (Joker)

Best Female Playback Singer: Iman Chakraborty (Praktan)

Best Screenplay (original): Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaram)

Best Screenplay (adapted): Sanjay Krishnaji Patel (Dashakriya)

Best Editing: Rameshwar S. Bhagat (Ventilator)

Sound Designer: Jayadevan (Kaadu Pookunna Neram)

Best Production Design: 24

Best Costume Designer: Sachin (Cycle)

Best Environmental film including agriculture: The Tiger Who Crossed The Line

Best Make-up Artist: MK Ramakrishna

Best Music Direction: Babu Padmanabha (Allama)

Special Mention: Kadvi Hawa Mukthi bhava (Hindi)

Special Jury award for Mohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol

Best feature films in regional languages:

Neerja (Hindi)

Madipur (Tulu)

Joker (Tamil)

Wrongside Raju (Gujarati)

Pelli Chupulu (Telugu)

Dashakriya (Marathi)

Bisarjan (Bengali)

Maheshinte Prathikaram (Malayalam)

Ke Sara Sara (Konkini)

Reservation (Kannada)





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